The Asia-Pacific region faces a daunting spectrum of natural hazards. Indeed, many countries could be reaching a tipping point beyond which disaster risk, fuelled by climate change, exceeds their capacity to respond.
SDG2 Zero Hunger
This webinar addressed some of these gaps focusing on the following questions:
- Why is the evidence review a key step in the development of FBDGs?
- What are the main processes involved? What is the current FAO process for conducting an evidence review?
- What are some challenges and responses in LMICs?
The webinar also highlighted two country cases and present FAO’s current work in this field.
This webinar provided an overview of food-based dietary guidelines focusing on the following questions:
- What are national FBDGs?
- How have they been traditionally used?
- What is their potential use?
The webinar also highlighted some examples of national FBDGs across the world and presented FAO’s current work in this field.
The fourth in the series of Inequality of Opportunity in Asia and the Pacific policy papers (following Education, Decent Work, Clean Energy), this paper highlights why it is important to reduce inequalities in access to children's nutrition. It also introduces new ways of analyzing surveys to measure inequality of opportunity and to identify the shared circumstances of those “furthest behind” in 22 ESCAP member States.
The 2030 Agenda, based on 17 goals and 169 targets, is a bold and inspirational new agenda addressing the social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainable development, to meet our present needs without risking the wellbeing of future generations. Agricultural mechanization is a cross cutting issue particularly valuable to the attainment of the SDGs in the Asia Pacific region.
Finance Ministers of the economies of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) endorsed the new Better Than Cash Alliance report on the role of digital payments in sustainable agriculture on 21st October, in Viet Nam.
The report examines how shifting to digital payments can provide powerful solutions to help countries improve agricultural productivity and ensure food security, bringing higher incomes and greater financial inclusion.
The objective of the courses is to bridge the knowledge gap in production, marketing, financial, institutional and policy-related risks at the farm level, as well as across the agricultural value chain, with a holistic approach in the developing country context. They are targeted to national policy makers, farmer organizations and operators in the agro-food value chains, to transfer skills and competencies to mitigate Agricultural risks, using concrete tools and strategies.
Amongst the most notable skill deficiencies was proficiency in project and programme cycle management (PPCM). PPCM provides an overall analytical and decision-making framework for results-based management. Proficient use of PPCM techniques is essential when it comes to ensuring that programmes and projects are relevant, feasible and effective in promoting development.
It cuts across all economic sectors and constitutes 15–30 per cent of the gross domestic product in most countries, hence its significance for enhancing market competitiveness and sustainable development. Setting up effective national public procurement systems has often been a challenge, not least because of a deficit in competent human resources and the need to keep up to date with the ever-increasing complexity of the legal framework, the globalization of markets, and sophisticated contractual and tendering systems.